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KUWAIT LOCKS DOWN

March 12, 2020

KUWAIT LOCKS DOWN

KUWAIT: (Left) Long queues are seen outside a bakery in Rumaithiya yesterday. (Right) A new center for screening expatriates is being readied at the international fairgrounds in Mishref yesterday. – Photos by Yasser Al-Zayyat and KUNA

  • Public holiday announced from March 12 to March 26
  • Commercial flights completely halted, except cargo flights
  • No gatherings at restaurants"... Continue Reading

Kuwaiti Cabinet restricts public gatherings to contain COVID-19

March 11, 2020

Kuwaiti Cabinet restricts public gatherings to contain COVID-19

KUWAIT: The Kuwaiti Cabinet, in its weekly meeting on Monday, has taken a series of measures to limit public gatherings to help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The Cabinet, which held its meeting at Al-Seif Palace under the chairmanship of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, extended closures of all educational institutions in the country for additional"... Continue Reading

Govt says no decision to end school year, suspends visas

March 11, 2020

Govt says no decision to end school year, suspends visas

KUWAIT: Interior Minister Anas Al-Saleh said yesterday that the government has not decided to prematurely end the school year, as the government met lawmakers to discuss additional measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak. MP Saadoun Hammad however claimed the government has given provisional approval to end the school year now by promoting all students to higher classes next year and adopt the marks"... Continue Reading

No more cinemas, wedding and hotel events until further notice

March 10, 2020

No more cinemas, wedding and hotel events until further notice

The government has banned screening of films at all cinemas, theaters, and banned the organizing of wedding parties and hotel events until further notice, revealed the government spokesman Tareq Al Mizrem.

This follows the extension of school holidays for all private private colleges, military colleges, endowment centers and Islamic"... Continue Reading

Cabinet extends school closure for 2 weeks, shuts cinemas, halls

March 10, 2020

Cabinet extends school closure for 2 weeks, shuts cinemas, halls

KUWAIT: The Cabinet yesterday decided to extend school holidays for two more weeks until March 26 and close all cinemas, theatres, wedding halls and hotel meeting rooms until further notice to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The Cabinet also assigned authorities to coordinate to suspend issuance of all entry permits and visas unless those issued through diplomatic missions abroad.

MPs"... Continue Reading

NCC UAE Acts As Strategic Partner of Dubai Police

March 9, 2020

NCC UAE Acts As Strategic Partner of Dubai Police

National Computer Corporation UAE (NCC UAE) took part in the opening of the Security Innovation Lab in Dubai Police. The opening ceremony, which took place on February 27, was attended by HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed al Maktoum, His Excellency Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police and Oleg Fomin, Consul General of the Russian Federation in Dubai and Northern Emirates.

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Women empower Kuwait overseas voter registration

March 5, 2020

Women empower Kuwait overseas voter registration

KUWAIT—The first month of overseas voter registration conducted by the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait from December 16, 2019, to January 16, 2020, saw an overwhelming number of female registrants, with 1,115 out of the 1,355 new overseas voters exercising the right of suffrage.

According to Vice Consul and Resident Election"... Continue Reading

IGCF Sharjah: World Leaders Call for Stronger 2-Way Communication Between Governments and People

March 5, 2020

IGCF Sharjah: World Leaders Call for Stronger 2-Way Communication Between Governments and People

The ninth edition of the International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2020) opened here yesterday, Wednesday, with the participation of 64 global influencers, government leaders and communication experts brainstorming about the ways of bolstering government communication in order to bring about positive social change and deliver sustainable development goals. Speaking on the occasion, HH Sheikh Dr"... Continue Reading

Kuwaiti municipality announces hygiene kits to be distributed to mourners

February 27, 2020

Kuwaiti municipality announces hygiene kits to be distributed to mourners

Mourners gathered at procession halls and cemeteries across the country will be given essential items such as facemasks and hand sanitizers amid an ongoing coronavirus outbreak, a municipal official said on Wednesday.

Kuwait’s municipality has"... Continue Reading

Kuwait participated in Gulf security drill in UAE

February 23, 2020

Kuwait participated in Gulf security drill in UAE

KUWAIT: Joint mobilization exercise – Arabian Gulf Security 2 – concluded on Thursday in the UAE in the presence of Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al-Maktoom, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Dubai ruler, in addition to GCC interior ministers. Kuwait security forces completed their preparations to participate in the exercise out of the interior ministry’s keenness to strengthen joint"... Continue Reading

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